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In the 2016 December quarter, the unemployment rate in The Hills Shire was 4.64%.

The unemployment rate is derived from the ABS labour force survey and Centrelink data and compiled by the Department of Employment. It is published quarterly in the Small Area Labour Markets publication, for Local Government Areas. The unemployment rate shown here is the proportion of the resident labour force (those in work or looking for work, and aged over 15) who are looking for work. Unemployment does not include people who don’t have a job but are not seeking a job.

Unemployment is an important indicator of the economic success of an area. A low unemployment rate can indicate an affluent area with a high rate of access to jobs, or a place where those who can’t find jobs leave the area. A high rate can indicate a declining economy with closures of key industries, or a residential area with a significantly disadvantaged population.

Note: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

PLEASE NOTE: The data presented on this page is based on the previous boundary and has not been adjusted to align with the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016. This page will be updated when data for the new boundary becomes available.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Australia: 5.30% 2012 - June, Australia: 5.20% 2012 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2011 - Dec, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - June, Australia: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Australia: 4.90% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.70% 2015 - June, New South Wales: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.09% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.18% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.32% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.39% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.40% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.37% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.07% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.11% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2016 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 4.64% 2016 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 4.37% 2016 - June, The Hills Shire: 4.09% 2016 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 3.87% 2015 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 3.35% 2015 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 3.78% 2015 - June, The Hills Shire: 3.95% 2015 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 4.13% 2014 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 4.31% 2014 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 4.45% 2014 - June, The Hills Shire: 4.65% 2014 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 4.78% 2013 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 4.68% 2013 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 4.02% 2013 - June, The Hills Shire: 3.68% 2013 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 3.15% 2012 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 2.92% 2012 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 2.98% 2012 - June, The Hills Shire: 2.77% 2012 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 2.63% 2011 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 2.80% 2011 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 2.87% 2011 - June, The Hills Shire: 2.92% 2011 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 3.39%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2016 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 4,219 people 2016 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 3,959 people 2016 - June, The Hills Shire: 3,671 people 2016 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 3,413 people 2015 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 2,911 people 2015 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 3,251 people 2015 - June, The Hills Shire: 3,394 people 2015 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 3,589 people 2014 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 3,800 people 2014 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 3,999 people 2014 - June, The Hills Shire: 4,223 people 2014 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 4,328 people 2013 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 4,142 people 2013 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 3,455 people 2013 - June, The Hills Shire: 3,112 people 2013 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 2,618 people 2012 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 2,421 people 2012 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 2,474 people 2012 - June, The Hills Shire: 2,301 people 2012 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 2,191 people 2011 - Dec, The Hills Shire: 2,332 people 2011 - Sept, The Hills Shire: 2,392 people 2011 - June, The Hills Shire: 2,430 people 2011 - Mar, The Hills Shire: 2,828 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
The Hills ShireGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2016
December4,21990,934+4.64+4.88+5.10+5.70
September3,95990,499+4.37+4.86+5.00+5.70
June3,67189,725+4.09+5.04+5.10+5.70
March3,41388,295+3.87+5.04+5.20+5.70
2015
December2,91186,778+3.35+5.09+5.30+5.80
September3,25185,937+3.78+5.23+5.70+6.10
June3,39485,940+3.95+5.18+5.90+6.10
March3,58986,999+4.13+5.23+6.00+6.10
2014
December3,80088,236+4.31+5.22+6.10+6.20
September3,99989,828+4.45+5.32+5.90+6.20
June4,22390,754+4.65+5.39+5.70+6.00
March4,32890,594+4.78+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December4,14288,540+4.68+5.37+5.70+5.80
September3,45585,918+4.02+5.14+5.80+5.70
June3,11284,507+3.68+4.90+5.60+5.70
March2,61882,991+3.15+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December2,42182,973+2.92+4.82+5.10+5.40
September2,47483,138+2.98+4.96+5.00+5.30
June2,30183,023+2.77+5.07+5.00+5.20
March2,19183,181+2.63+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December2,33283,235+2.80+5.06+5.20+5.20
September2,39283,345+2.87+4.89+5.30+5.20
June2,43083,272+2.92+4.83+5.20+5.00
March2,82883,510+3.39+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December2,90584,657+3.43+5.01+4.90+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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